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Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2015

CatalogUndergraduateCollege of Arts and SciencesPSYCLearning Outcomes

Department of Psychology Learning Outcomes

  1. Scientific Literacy Skills (Empirical and Applied): Students will demonstrate an understanding of the fundamental content, concepts, theory, empirical findings, and historical trends in psychology and identify applications of scientific principles to promote psychological well-being. 
  2. Inquiry Skills: Students will formulate scientific and logical questions and hypotheses, retrieve relevant academic information and data, explore evidence, and evaluate or conduct research; interpret and report the results of observation and experimentation; they will demonstrate knowledge of empirical approaches used in psychology and/or analyze and evaluate research findings in psychology. 
  3. Communication Skills (Written and Spoken): Students will demonstrate the ability to effectively express, produce, comprehend, and analyze spoken and written communication related to content, terminology, empirical findings, and theory in psychology and will be able to demonstrate proficiency in APA format writing.
  4. Global Literacy Skills (Diversity and Culture): Students will recognize, and respect the complex influence, global diversity, and shared humanity of culture, values and belief systems, gender, ethnicity, and resource disparities and differences.
  5. Reasoning Skills: Students will expand their critical, creative thinking, and abstract reasoning skills as they demonstrate the ability to accurately construct, communicate, and evaluate logic and evidence-based assertions, draw conclusions, tolerate ambiguity, employ skepticism, and solve problems related to psychology.
  6. Ethics and Civic Engagement (Ethics, Community Involvement, and Self-Discipline): Students will identify, reflect upon, and/or apply APA ethical standards; express commitment and effort to address community or social problems; promote psychological well-being; and employ self-discipline.

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